Saturday, September 23, 2017

What a beautiful day for a birthday!

Today was a beautiful day for a birthday! It was warm enough for a pool day at Summer's, probably the last one at the year. Look at beautiful Vana!

Pool party!

Then to Mom and Dad's for a delicious grilled birthday dinner of Italian sausages and bratwursts, with Texas Sheet Cake for dessert. Pretty much a perfect birthday!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Moss's 40th Birthday!

Today is Moss's 40th birthday! He and Kristin threw a birthday party at their place.

Kristin made some AMAZING lasagna.

And there was cheesy garlic bread and salad!

It was a lovely night, so we ate outdoors.

Kayla and Ben!

My birthday is tomorrow, so we celebrated me a little, too! ICE CREAM CAKE!

And I made the chocolatiest chocolate cake, Smitten Kitchen's double chocolate cake.

Derrick and Joe contemplate the seriousness of the chocolate situation.

Birthday group photo!

Make a wish!

Birthday wishes!

Smile, Moss!

Lookin' good!

I got a unicorn backpack for my birthday, so pretty quickly it turned into a backpack party (with skate tricks).

Skate tricks!

Go, Derrick!



Backpacks, backpacks, backpacks!

The natural next step after backpacks is obviously wigs.

Backpack wig dance party!

Afro club!

Everything is more fun when you have an afro.

Craig and Kayla.

Moss, Kayla and Derrick!

Like I said, fro fun = MO' FUN!


Kristin and Bettie dropped their wigs but their natural hair looks just like Kayla's wig!


Happy 40th birthday, birthday buddy Moss! I hope your forties are positively AMAZING!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pawpaw Fest 2017

It was another great year at Pawpaw Fest! The matching tattoo tradition is expanding!

Mmm, Ali Baba's gyro for lunch.

Another year, another new electric car made by Dennis!

Dennis and Ben took a spin in it!

We listened to a few bands.

Then it was time for dinner! We had Hot Potato Food Truck, mmm.

We watched the sun begin to set down by the lake.

Summer and J! Happy Pawpaw Fest!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Vana and Joe's Baby Shower & Dad's Birthday

Today we celebrated Vana and Joe's baby with a shower at Arts West! Kayla and Cheryl came over last night and we had a cupcake factory party where we made woodland fairy cupcakes. Toadstools and mossy cupcakes!

There were also beautiful desserts by Athens Sweet Arts Bakery.

Baby shower!

Today is also Dad's birthday, and our family went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Here are Pete and Kate walking the wall around the Roadhouse!

Back to our house for cake and ice cream. Happy birthday, Dad!